The Associate Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) is a member of the CRW leadership team and is responsible for oversight of the Campus Recreation Center and Reid Pool, student development, informal recreation, and special events. CRW, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, is committed to fostering a campus-wide culture of recreation and wellness through a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate, empower, and engage individuals to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lives. Benefits of participation in CRW programs include the application of leadership, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management, communication, and social skills. Program areas include Fitness, Wellness, Intramural Sports, Informal Recreation, Club Sports, Outdoor Programs and Aquatics. Facilities include a 78,000 square foot Campus Recreation Center, a six-lane pool, a disc golf course, intramural fields, and the WCU trail system. For more information about CRW, visit our website at reccenter.wcu.edu
General responsibilities include: • Serve as a member of the CRW Senior Leadership Team and act on behalf of the Director in their absence. • Develop and manage a comprehensive student development plan for CRW student workers. • Manage both informal and scheduled activity supervision of the Campus Recreation Center and Reid Pool, to include policy and procedure development. • Schedule, supervise, and instruct departmental and campus/community Health and Safety classes. Maintain accurate individual staff records. • Manage and assist in the planning of large-scale departmental and collaborative special events. • Oversee the Aquatics program to include community and campus partnerships, as well as , formal and informal programming. • Oversee the Informal Recreation program, to include equipment and locker checkout. • Assist in the planning and implementation of departmental budgets. • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives and activities related to the department. • Perform other job-related duties as required or assigned.
Directly supervise the Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness, the Facilities Maintenance Technician, and two Building and Environmental Services Technicians. Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate 30-40 student employees including graduate assistants, interns, facility supervisors, recreation assistants and lifeguards.
Discretion and Independence of Actions
The Associate Director is expected to work autonomously and professionally in all areas of responsibility to reflect the mission of the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness and the overall University. The Associate Director must be able to function independently in the assigned areas of responsibility. The Associate Director interacts with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and members of the Jackson County Community while representing the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness and Western Carolina University.
· Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Sport Administration, Education, or a related field of study
· 3-5 years of job-related experience (beyond a Graduate Assistantship) with minimum of one (1) year experience being in a collegiate recreation setting
· Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
· Must have American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor Certification and Lifeguard Instructor Certification, or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire date
· Individual must possess a student-centered philosophy and willingness to develop awareness of the policies, programs, and services of the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness, Student Affairs, and Western Carolina University
· Must have demonstrated ability to develop successful relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Western Carolina Unversity
WCU’s main campus sits in Cullowhee, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. The location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities creates an opportunity for academic discovery service. The campus covers approximately 600 acres.WCU’s student body is comprised of more than 12,000 students including more than 10,500 undergraduate students.